High School (9th-12th)

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5 Things Worth Celebrating In Each Phase

You know how it is: Your kid changes, throwing your whole world into a tailspin. When you finally get used to this new version of your kid, then . . . BAM! Just when you get accustomed to your kid’s zig, they… Read More

Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Phase

The Question Your High Schooler Is Asking You

Ah, the teenage years.  Without saying more than that, every teen parent reading this blog post felt exactly what that phrase meant on a soul level. Every phase in a kid’s life has its challenges, but the years your kid is in… Read More

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Dealing With Worry When Your Kid Gets Their Driver’s License

Your teen is all excited. After months of training and meeting all the state requirements, they passed their driver’s license test. After the appropriate social media posts declaring their good news, and giving other drivers adequate warning (with that vital driver’s license… Read More

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How to Teach Your Kids to Manage Money at Every Age

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of parenting is teaching our kids how to handle money.  Kids who know the basics of healthy money management have a great opportunity to become adults who make good financial decisions. But teaching… Read More

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When and How to Talk to My Child about Pornography

Most likely in the history of the world, there has never been a non-awkward conversation about pornography between a parent and child. “I had a wonderful, easy, conversation with my parents about porn,” said no kid, ever. Yet in today’s world, it’s… Read More

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Helping Your Child Through Their First Broken Heart

Breakups are painful at any age, but there is something about the first breakup in the teenage years that is just extra-excruciating—and it isn’t just painful for the teenager! As an adult, sitting with a teenager who is feeling the sting of… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | High School (9th-12th) | Special Topics

How Can I Get My High Schooler to Open Up to Me?

My husband and I have three children—ages 23, 21, and 18. One boy and two girls. And they all talk to us . . . a lot. We often get asked, “How did you get your kids to open up to you… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

4 Questions to Ask When You Notice a Shift in Your Child’s Behavior

My oldest daughter just entered middle school. No book, podcast, or theologian could have prepared me for how quickly she’d begin to change in the months leading up to her 11th birthday. The freedom to socialize and text her friends became the… Read More

Finance | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

How to Help Your Teen (and Preteen) Find Their First Job

By the time your kid starts middle school, it’s time to at least begin thinking about ways they can earn a little extra money—especially during summer break. After all, those video games and value-sized combo meals aren’t going to pay for themselves. … Read More